‘I am not a conman’ – Uhuru affirms loyalty to Azimio

By , K24 Digital
On Sun, 19 Nov, 2023 19:18 | 2 mins read
Retired President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga at a past function. PHOTO/PSCU
Retired President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga at a past function. PHOTO/PSCU

Former President Uhuru Kenyatta has reiterated his unwavering support for the Azimio la Umoja - One Kenya coalition spearheaded by opposition leader Raila Odinga.

Addressing a congregation during a church fundraiser in Mwingi on Sunday, November 19, Uhuru who was accompanied by Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka maintained his stance emphasizing the importance of being trustworthy and consistent as a leader.

"I am not a conman. I always tell people I am an Azimio member and that is where I belong. My stand has not changed. You should be a politician with a stand who can always be trusted," he told the congregation.

The former Head of State revealed that he's encountering threats and unjustified accusations regarding the current government's failures.

He emphasized being accustomed to perpetual blame games and asserted that he remains unshaken by them.

"I am no longer scared. We have been threatened and told a lot of things. Each time someone fails in their mandate, they blame the previous government. I am used to the blame and life continues," Uhuru noted

Uhuru stressed the importance of unity among leaders and urged them to prioritize the needs of Kenyan citizens over political differences.

"Let us not allow politics to divide us. Everyone has an opportunity to contribute to the growth of the nation and end poverty. For servant leadership, we are in the positions that we are in and God has given us those positions not for ourselves but to serve others," he said.

Blame games on Uhuru continues

Speaking at a church service in Mt. Elgon Churches, Kopsiro, Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua emphasized the Kenya Kwanza government's commitment to addressing the challenges left behind by Uhuru's administration.

Gachagua criticized the previous government, alleging that it had neglected the agricultural sector, particularly farmers.

"When we came into power, we found a lot of problems. Agriculture was in pretty bad shape because the former regime had refused to help farmers on issues of fertilizers," Gachagua asserted.

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